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Human Nature Trumps Homeland Security 304

netbuzz writes "Security expert Bruce Schneier suggests this morning that 'there might not be a solution' to our post-9/11 penchant for making domestic anti-terrorism decisions based on the basic human desire to cover one's backside. He might be right. But shouldn't we at least try to figure out a better way? For example, wouldn't 'Commonsense Homeland Security' be a winning political banner, not a risky one? "
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Human Nature Trumps Homeland Security

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  • by Thunderstruck ( 210399 ) on Thursday February 22, 2007 @06:41PM (#18115310)
    Sounds right to me. Now how can we prevent the media from doing this ever, ever, ever, again?
  • by Control Group ( 105494 ) * on Thursday February 22, 2007 @07:00PM (#18115594) Homepage
    The beautiful...?

    Your post would be more comprehensible if there was a word between "beautiful" and the excalamtion point.
  • by flaming error ( 1041742 ) on Thursday February 22, 2007 @07:04PM (#18115650) Journal
    > wouldn't 'Commonsense Homeland Security' be
      > a winning political banner

    Nope. The media won't understand it. That banner has too many words.
  • by Savage-Rabbit ( 308260 ) on Thursday February 22, 2007 @07:23PM (#18115914)

    Exactly. You don't see terrorist bombings in Norway, because Norway isn't sticking their collective noses in other peoples' business.
    Sure they do, Norwegian claims to fishing grounds in the North Atlantic are quite aggressive to the point of where you could classify them as a comic form of miniature Imperialism and they cause constant friction in Norway's diplomatic relations with it's neighbors. The reason you don't hear about armed clashes in the region is simply that North Atlantic costal states such as Russia, Norway and Iceland have long since abandoned such futile methods as conventional warfare for solving disputes about fish in favor of consuming large amounts of alcohol and then mooning each other from the bridge wings of their trawlers. The tactic gained popularity after it worked wonders against the destroyers and frigates of the Royal Navy during the cod wars of the 1950's and 70's.

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